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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 367 out of 2061

$706K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 348 out of 2061

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,509 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 398 220 S3 1 10
FUROSEMIDE 371 305 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362 313 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 276 238 4 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276 215 4 14
OMEPRAZOLE 257 206 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248 222 7 7
LISINOPRIL 232 194 8 2
ATENOLOL 225 196 9 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 219 131 10 57
PROAIR HFA 193 106 11 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171 161 12 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 135 13 8
PREDNISONE 163 125 14 32
CEPHALEXIN 152 100 15 112
LOVASTATIN 133 115 16 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 95 17 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 95 S2 18 36
NEXIUM 124 96 19 26
COMBIVENT 118 64 20 159
ALPRAZOLAM 117 56 21 85
SPIRIVA 114 38 22 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 75 23 73
DIGOXIN 112 112 24 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 100 25 11
ZETIA 109 103 26 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 80 27 23
GEMFIBROZIL 105 89 28 107
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104 100 29 75
ALLOPURINOL 103 94 30 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 67 31 45
RANITIDINE HCL 97 65 32 53
CLOPIDOGREL 97 91 32 29
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 96 78 R 34 307
GABAPENTIN 95 86 35 15
SIMVASTATIN 95 85 35 1
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93 70 37 101
ENDOCET 92 40 S2 38 221
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 63 39 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 78 40 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 68 41 17
TRAMADOL HCL 73 57 42 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 70 42 30
CARVEDILOL 71 59 44 22
DIOVAN 68 59 45 41
SYMBICORT 68 33 45 158
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 41 47 43
SERTRALINE HCL 66 39 47 21
PLAVIX 64 58 49 49
TRAZODONE HCL 64 38 49 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63 59 51 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 45 52 54
SINGULAIR 61 36 52 88
JANUVIA 57 57 54 51
NAMENDA 55 55 55 37
FENOFIBRATE 54 29 56 65
KLOR-CON M20 54 54 56 47
CYMBALTA 54 36 56 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 41 59 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 43 60 42
FINASTERIDE 51 51 60 86
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.